Female Leaders of Color Honored in Mosaic Art at Austin Public Library
The Legends Mosaics will be a permanent installation
By W. A. Brenner,
5:15PM, Wed. Oct. 6, 2021
Here's a great reason to celebrate at Austin's boldest bastion of books!
In collaboration with the STEM nonprofit Latinitas, Austin artists – Carmen Rangel, Lys Santamaria, Litzy Valdez, Lola Rodriguez, and Veronica Ceci – have created commemorative portraits of female leaders of color: Dr. Martha Cotera, (founding member of Chicana Caucus), Dr. Teresa Lozano Long (educator, philanthropist), Dr. Bertha Sadler Means (educator, social justice advocate), Sylvia Orozco (founder Mexic-Arte Museum), and Peggy Vasquez (producer, journalist, social justice advocate).
These bright mosaics – a permanent installation at the site – will be revealed on the East Pavillion outside the Central Library (710 W. Cesar Chavez) on Thu., Oct. 7, 10:30am.
Note: Rep. Gina Hinojosa will be there to speak on women's leadership, and Austin city council members Vanessa Fuentes and Natasha Harper Madison will present each leader and their portrait.